"If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come."
As you know I have been undergoing a few late in life changes. Because of aging and its occasionally resulting infirmities I sometimes have to temporally make some life style adjustments; other changes are the result of my…Continue
Added by Ray on June 29, 2012 at 3:06am — No Comments
Be humble, be big in mind and soul, be kindly; you will like yourself that way and so will other people.
Norman Vincent Peale
I am off to my workout at 4:45 this morning and then I have meetings scheduled up until early afternoon. I got worn out just reporting…Continue
Added by Ray on June 28, 2012 at 2:01am — No Comments
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Yesterday I learned that one of our cities leading citizens passed away. Her passing is a great loss and especially significant to me as it was her mother who started our…Continue
Added by Ray on June 27, 2012 at 3:07am — No Comments
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
The story I am sharing with you today got me thinking about many of the people I know. There are some who just seem to be lucky and they are liked by almost everyone. When you meet them they almost glow. Invariably they show interest…Continue
Added by Ray on June 26, 2012 at 3:02am — No Comments
“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The other day as I was driving home from a meeting with a friend I thought about the discussion we had. As I reviewed what had gone on in my mind I realized…Continue
Added by Ray on June 25, 2012 at 5:04am — No Comments
Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake.
I had a super morning yesterday. I attended a workshop for retirees who are dedicated to making the best of the years ahead. It was great to hear these good people…Continue
Added by Ray on June 22, 2012 at 3:22am — No Comments
“Life becomes precious and more special to us when we look for the little everyday miracles and get excited about the privileges of simply being human”
One of the things that I have learned as I have aged is that many folks let the years go by and let life’s opportunities drift away in the process.…Continue
Added by Ray on June 21, 2012 at 4:29am — No Comments
“You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.”
Charles F. Kettering
I had breakfast with a friend yesterday and our conversation reminded me of how much I have changed the Daily’s format over the years. Since I am running…Continue
Added by Ray on June 20, 2012 at 4:42am — No Comments
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison
One of the things that happens to me when I am semi-immobile is I reflect on what is good about my life. These last few days have been no exception and I again realized just how fortunate I am…Continue
Added by Ray on June 19, 2012 at 3:58am — No Comments
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
I am still mending, my recovery has been slower than I expected but for what they did it is going pretty well. In fact tomorrow I get to start eating real food again, yippee. This morning I am getting out and going to my…Continue
Added by Ray on June 18, 2012 at 4:43am — No Comments
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I am afraid to drink too much water…Continue
Added by Ray on June 15, 2012 at 5:07am — No Comments
What we give our attention to – stays with us
What we let go of – will let go of us
Hooray I get to start to eat again today, but only soft foods for five more days. I can’t believe that I have lost eight pounds since Sunday. All in all things are going pretty well after my…Continue
Added by Ray on June 14, 2012 at 4:42am — No Comments
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regrets. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is”
Mary Anne Radmacher
Wow, I have lost seven pounds so far and…Continue
Added by Ray on June 13, 2012 at 5:48am — No Comments
"We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere."
I have returned from my latest adventure that took me to Alaska via the Celebrity Infinity. I had the good fortune to be with old…Continue
Added by Ray on June 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments